Design on a Dime

If it can be said that America runs on Dunkin, then it can also be said that the church runs on Graphics!  That’s right, almost everything we do these days in ministry requires a graphic. Wether we want to tell students to silence their phones, or remind them of an... read more

10 Video Ideas for Student Ministry

17 years ago, I was a Student Pastor at a small church in North Carolina. The world has changed a lot in 17 years, especially when it comes to technology. I know first hand as I transitioned from Student Ministry to radio, television and media ministry. Media elements have become the... read more

Programming Like Jesus

If Jesus Christ were to create a student program what would it look like?  This is no small question and our responses to this question are worthy of deep thought, meditation, and prolonged periods of prayer. This question should lay before every pastor, church leader, and volunteer who has a... read more

If We Build It, Will They Come?

Being an avid baseball fan growing up, one of my favorite movies was Field of Dreams. It was the classic story of a novice Iowa farmer (Kevin Costner) that heard a voice while in his cornfield saying, “If you build it, he will come.” He then gets the vision of... read more

If no one Knows, no one Shows

Good programming begins with good communication. After serving in youth ministry for many years, I have learned one thing for sure and that is that communication is the key. The list is a mile long for what needs to be communicated and communicated clearly. We ask ourselves questions like, do... read more

Back to School

Easy As ABC : How to prepare your youth ministry for the return of school Within the next few weeks, students all over the country will be lamenting the return of the classroom and the end of a summer that was too short. As sad as this fact may be... read more

Thin Spaces

Painted between 1510-1512 AD, is an Italian fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It was painted by a well-known artist named Michelangelo. Measuring 18 feet by 10 feet, it depicts the Biblical creation of Adam. At the center of this painting is the connected fingertips of Adam and... read more